When I’d give a test on the 13th of any month, I would usually tell my students that Friday the 13th falls on a Monday (or Tuesday or Wednesday, etc.) Not that the kids needed any more angst, I thought it lightened the mood a little. Anyhow, you’re in luck! The 13th falls on Saturday
Drop and give me a close-up, a reverse angle, and don’t forget the rule of thirds, maggot! Well, I wasn’t quite that demanding yesterday out in Harrisburg, PA, but it really was the second annual boot camp for technology coaches in the Keystone state’s Classrooms for the Future program. I got to spend the day
As I wind up my last trip of the summer, my third to California in just over a month, I marvel at what a great and appropriate end to a season of learning and sharing that this one has been. It has stretched me differently than the others (waistline and intellectually). It started out Sunday
My few minutes of fame got a couple of minutes’ boost yesterday when I attended Mitch Aiken and Frank Guttler’s American Film Institute presentation. During their "Digital Filmmaking in the Core Curriculum" session, Carol Anne McGuire and I got some screen time in the form of interviews that were video’d when we were
Along with fellow STAR Discovery Educator, Carol Anne McGuire, I will be attending and having a small part in the American Film Institute’s "Digital Filmmaking in the Core Curriculum" presentation on Monday at 11:00. I’m looking forward to (re)connecting with many of you at the DEN events and/or the AFI session.
Here we are at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, MD makin’ movies. This is just the beginning of a post that will be changing and growing over time. Check the comments on a regular basis for tips and sites from participants. So far we’ve had some green screen fun (and headaches) along with
With apologies to David Pogue – In the last two days, I’ve had at least three requests for help locating the American Film Institute’s "21st CenturyEducator’s Handbook: Protocol and Materials Guide to the Screen Education Process" on the unitedstreaming site. A search on "AFI" will bring up the video clips and then
A big thank you to the PA DEN Leadership Council for organizing a “Lights! Camera! Education!” training in Pittsburgh last Friday and Saturday. It was an enthusiastic group of DEN members and candidates many of whom spent more time than I did to get to the Carnegie Science Center on the river by
This was going to be a podcast with the voices of my fellow AFI attendees from last week’s training with DEN members in L.A. What better evaluation than to get the students’ eye view from a bunch of educators? However, it’s going to take a while longer to stitch those sound bites together.
I have always loved language. From my earliest exposure to reading, spelling, phonics, and diagramming sentences (a lost art!) to my later studies of “foreign” languages and a career as a Spanish teacher, I have been fascinated by our innate ability and desire to communicate. It was that fascination that eventually led me